indian shot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n indian shot canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indian shot (Bot) a plant of the genus Canna Canna Indica). The hard black seeds are as large as swan shot. See Canna.
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Usage

In literature:

They lay hid until those three Indians got in a rake, and then fired upon them, intending to kill all at the same shot.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
A portion of the dress of the girl, as she lay upon the ground, could be seen by several of the Indians, and they fired numerous shots at it.
"The Riflemen of the Miami" by Edward S. Ellis
The Indian was returning the blow with his tomahawk, when Rogers shot him.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
An Indian arrow shot after was too quick for her; and, pierced through and through, she fell dying into my arms.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The Indians must have felt more certain than ever of their prey, thus to hold their shots.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
It fell with spent force, and her Indian woodcraft told her it had been shot to her, not at her.
"Legends of Vancouver" by E. Pauline Johnson
Guichard fired a shot at the six or more crouching Indians coming at them.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It brought the Indian frontier very near the boys to see the shot-riddled wagons, left at Younkins's by the travellers.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
Wetzel singled out his mark, shot, and seeing an Indian fall, wheeled and ran.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
The Indians were hard pressed for food, and occasionally shot the mission cattle.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
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In poetry:

Up then went the rusty muzzle,
'Dat de tenth I shot to-day:'
But out sprang the Indian shouting,
Balked the negro of his prey.
"The Legend of La Brea" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

The Sacred Heart Lady Gremlin golf team shot a season-low 173 to beat Marshall and Green Ridge Thursday at Indian Foothills Park in Marshall.
House in New Town, N.D. On the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation , where police say a woman and three of her grandchildren were found shot to death.
This sequence of shots was taken September 17, 2011 from 17:22:27 to 17:45:12 GMT, on an ascending pass from south of Madagascar to just north of Australia over the Indian Ocean.
Travis Buck's first shot at first base is uneventful : Indians Insider.
Jason Miller/Getty Images Curtis Granderson's sixth-inning solo shot helped the Yankees beat the Indians 4-2.
A proposal to bring a high stakes Indian bingo operation to Richland County has been shot down.
Late shot keeps Indian River State unbeaten.
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.
MUMBAI , India — The mayor of London has announced that two Indian films will be shot in his city next year as part of a bid to bring Bollywood to the British capital.
The person shot, whose name and other information was not immediately released, was taken to Indian River Medical Center.
While the postseason appeared a long shot, one Indian provided some excitement down the stretch.
Finally, there is the "rifle shot" provision for the Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma.
A man killed three people and reportedly shot his own young daughters before being shot by police on the Tule River Indian Reservation .
Investigators say the man who shot his children, mother and uncles on a California Indian reservation used a.38-caliber revolver , but they don't yet know if he had a permit for it.
Indian Creek had eight shots on goal but it wasn't enough as the Redskins fell to Van Buren at Crew Stadium.
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